Security is a difficult concept and a moving target for all companies, but this dynamic nature is particularly difficult for SMBs. With the volume of environmental threats increasing (think cyberattacks and ransomware) and the volume of regulatory requirements growing equally fast, SMBs simply can’t keep up without significant investment in new staff, expertise, and resources. In response to these challenges, many IT managers are wisely considering their alternatives. Upon deeper investigation, they learn that virtual private cloud-based solutions provide very viable and liberating options, and benefits including:
Unfortunately, when you say “cloud hosting” to many IT professionals, they shudder at the idea, as they view the cloud as a risky, insecure and immature environment. While it’s easy to understand this type of reaction (and it is a valid reaction to many cloud offerings that are out there), these perceptions are inaccurate when talking about Xtium’s Virtual Private Cloud infrastructure which is strengthened by in-depth security policies and procedures designed to meet the rigorous HITRUST CSF certification standard (which goes beyond subjective standards such as SOC II, providing a firm and absolute definition of what it means to provide great security). This robust hosting backbone is then combined with actively managed security services — that can rapidly respond to daily monitoring requirements, security updates, emerging threats, or compliance changes. This unique combination of technology and service liberates SMBs to allocate their IT energies on key growth and business development strategies.
If we think of the key challenges facing SMBs—limited staff, resources and budget to address changing regulations and attacks—the benefits of a managed virtual private cloud makes the most sense. These benefits include:
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has established the HITRUST CSF, a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information.
No company is safe from the onslaught of cyptolocker virus ransomware attacks. The unfortunate nature of these attacks is that human error and simple mistakes can allow entry to a cyberattacker and can render files and systems useless.Read Case Study